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    Miracle-Gro products always have fertilizer in them. Also, you don't need the vermiculite (that's mostly for Mexican Pinguicula).

    The Premier brand peat moss probably works. Mosser Lee Sphagnum is really terrible quality (breaks down quickly and has sticks and other crud in it).

    Keep in mind you can also get pre-mixed soil and pots from FlyTrapShop.

    The LED bulb should be fine if it is bright enough (though if you are using it just to supplement windowsill light it shouldn't be a problem).

    I would discard all of the old soil, since it looks like it's already decomposing and infested with mold. Take out the rotted plant too, since mold will grow on that if you leave it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w03 View Post
    Take out the rotted plant too, since mold will grow on that if you leave it there.
    just the top part, or the root and top?

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    Just pull it up when you repot, it doesn't matter too much if a few bits of dead roots stay in the soil. In any case, the remaining debris will come off with the soil when you change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w03 View Post
    Just pull it up when you repot, it doesn't matter too much if a few bits of dead roots stay in the soil. In any case, the remaining debris will come off with the soil when you change it.

    wel bad news they dont have anything, and the flytrapshop.com, seems to be sold old of everything ; doesnt carry soil, how about these:

    PEAT- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    PERTILE- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER


    and what can i do right now while i wait so the plant doesnt get worse

    thanks for all the help!
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    The perlite bag looks ok. Not much can go bad with perlite. Most garden centers sell different size bags and sizes of the actual material. The peat has to be free of any extras , fertilizer, filler, dirt. I'm not familiar with that brand but again a regular garden center has bags that you can physically read...

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    The perlite is fine, but the peat moss is not. Schultz almost always fertilizes their products. Did Home Depot run out of the peat moss in the catalog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dozer1028 View Post
    The perlite bag looks ok. Not much can go bad with perlite. Most garden centers sell different size bags and sizes of the actual material. The peat has to be free of any extras , fertilizer, filler, dirt. I'm not familiar with that brand but again a regular garden center has bags that you can physically read...

    none of the garden center around here sell it

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    Quote Originally Posted by w03 View Post
    The perlite is fine, but the peat moss is not. Schultz almost always fertilizes their products. Did Home Depot run out of the peat moss in the catalog?
    i found Hoffman 15503 Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss , and it has no ferts , even pics of people using it with fvts

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